Without wanting to make too bad a judgment on a different guitar, against the Reid Vaultback, a normal price industry guitar would seems as it were the handicraft of a ten-year old child. Extraordinary, unique, far away from any mainstream and artistically valuable. The Vaultback Halo of DAR is a masterpiece of contemporary lutherie – without ifs and buts. Its unbelievable value as a musical instrument competes with its artistic quality. I am honoured to have been allowed to play a guitar that differs so much from anything known and which leaves such an impression. Considering how rare these creations are, how innovative, refined and special, I want to predict that they will also play a prominent role in the future.

Grand Gtrs Magazine

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YouTube video of my new VaultBack being played by Peter Green and friends' 'Mike Dodd'.

The Luthiers barbeque went well on Sunday, and my good friend Mike Dodd popped in to see me and try out some of the new guitars on display. Here he is having a little jam, playing my new "VaultBack" whilst singing his heart out, and another player playing lead on my "Gent". I missed his name, so get in touch if you know him, so I can add his name in there!

Written: Wednesday April 27th, 12:55am 2011